Production output rose 0.2 % between Q4 2012 and Q1 2013. The largest contribution to this growth came from mining & quarrying which rose by 4.0%. Manufacturing fell 0.3% over this period.
In March 2013 production output was 1.4% lower compared with March 2012. All main sectors, with the exception of electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning, were lower than a year ago.
Production rose 0.7% between February 2013 and March 2013. There were rises of 1.1% in manufacturing and 2.4% in the electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning sector.
Source: Office for National Statistics
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